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what is the difference between autoimmune diseases and inflammatory arthritis

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Systemic, Local: Autoimmune arthritis diseases can include inflammation of the joints , connective and soft tissues as well as involvement any part of the body. Oste ... Read More

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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
20 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Autoimmune vs Immune: Autoimmune diseases are ones which your own immune system attacks your body. Examples are rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and many others. Immune disor ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Newer labs better: Twenty years ago, the diagnosis of autoimmune hepatitis may have been made on an anti-smooth-muscle antibody and perhaps biopsy picture actually refle ... Read More
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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
14 years experience General Practice
Different : Hashimotos is an autoimmune related hypothyroid state while a thyroiditis is an inflammation which can be caused by other etiologies including infecti ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Mund
45 years experience Rheumatology
Some are: There are certain diseases that are more common in black persons than not. The ultimate autoimmune disease - systemic lupus erythematosus - is more co ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nolan Segal
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Unlikely: The most common arthritis is osteoarthritis. There can be a hereditary component but it is not an auto immune disease.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Many cause arthritis: Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and ankylosing spondylitis commonly cause arthritis. The joints are the target of many autoimmune diseases.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Duvuru Geetha
30 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Rheumatoid: Arthritis can be a manifestation of many auto immune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, vasculitis.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Great sources : There are great resources for this information such as the arthritis foundation, the american college of rheumatology, the lupus foundation of america ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Mandelin
19 years experience Rheumatology
Nobody Knows: We are not sure what gets the ball rolling, but autoimmune disease in general is a case of "misprogramming" in which the immune system begins to incor ... Read More
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